Thanks to its pick-up sales, Datsun topped the overall Greek brands ranking as early as 1971.
The direct links to 34 Historical data posts are below.
I can now share with you Historical information for the last 50 years in Greece – up to 1962, with detailed brands ranking for most years during the sixties and the seventies… plus a Top 6 manufacturers for 1932. There is now an annual Top 50 models from 1993 onwards. From January 1998 onwards the #1 car for every single month has been downloaded on BSCB, and the all-models rankings from 1998 to 2014.
Starting at 7,572 registrations in 1962, Greek sales passed the 50,000 sales milestone for the first time in 1975, 100,000 in 1978 and 200,000 in 1998. 2000 remains Greece’s strongest year ever at 290,030 registrations.
Toyota was #1 in Greece overall for the first time in 1974 thanks to the Hilux
Dominated by Ford, VW and Opel in the sixties, Greek roads take a distinct Japanese turn in the early seventies with Datsun the best-selling brand in the country in 1971 when sales of pick-ups are included. Toyota ranks #1 in the overall brands ranking in 1974, 75 and 79, here again thanks to very solid pick-up sales by the Hilux. In the Passenger Cars ranking, Fiat is sovereign throughout the seventies thanks to the 127 and 128, its supremacy only interrupted by Lada in 1974.
Fiat dominated the Passenger Cars ranking in the seventies thanks to the 127 and 128
Very little models information is available until 1992 when he Nissan Sunny is in pole position. The Toyota Corolla follows in 1993 and from 2003 to 2005, the Seat Ibiza is crowned in 1994, the Fiat Punto leads the way in 1995, 1996 and 2002, the Hyundai Accent reigns in 1997, 1998 and 2000, the Opel Astra in 1999, 2001 and 2008, the Ford Focus in 2006, the Opel Corsa in 2007, 2011 and 2012, the Ford Fiesta in 2009 and the Toyota Yaris in 2010 and from 2013 onwards.
Thanks to Bill, Kostas & Stac.
Direct links to 34 Greek Historical Data articles below (1932-2020).
Greece Historical Data:
Greece 1932: Ford and Chevrolet most popular, 4 US brands in Top 6
Greece (Athens) 1963: Ford leads thanks to Cortina
Greece (Athens) 1964: UK brands grab 40% of the market!
Greece 1962-1979: Ford and Opel pass the relay to Fiat and Japs
Greece 1985: Opel, Nissan and Zastava in the lead
Greece 1987: Nissan Sunny, Cherry and Lada Nova on podium
Greece 1980-1990: Ford Escort and Nissan Sunny popular
Greece 1991-1992: Nissan and Fiat dominate
Greece 1993: Toyota Corolla ahead
Greece 1994: Seat Ibiza in pole position
Greece 1995: Fiat Punto and Cinquecento shine
Greece 1996: Fiat Punto in the lead
Greece 1997: Hyundai Accent new favourite
Greece 1998: Hyundai Accent dominates
Greece 1999: New gen Opel Astra an instant favourite
Greece 2000: Hyundai Accent reclaims top spot in record market
Greece 2001: Opel Astra takes the lead ahead of Accent and Punto
Greece 2002: Fiat Punto, Peugeot 206 and 307 on podium
Greece 2003-2005: Toyota Corolla reigns
Greece 2006: Ford Focus new leader
Greece 2007: New gen Opel Corsa in command, Opel Astra #2
Greece 2008: Opel Astra, Toyota Auris and Yaris most popular
Greece 2009: Ford Fiesta and Nissan Qashqai new best sellers
Greece 2010: Toyota Yaris, Ford Fiesta and Opel Corsa on podium
Greece 2011: Opel Corsa #1 in weakest market in 22 years
Greece 2012: Opel Corsa #1, Citroen C3 takes off in worst year since 1988
Greece 2013: Toyota Yaris reclaims the lead
Greece 2014: Toyota Yaris resists Opel Corsa assault
Greece 2015: Toyota Yaris, Opel Corsa and VW Polo lead unstable market
Greece 2016: Toyota Yaris #1, Nissan Micra on podium
Greece 2017: Toyota Yaris #1 for 5th year in a row, market up 11.7%
Greece 2018: Toyota Yaris signs 6th consecutive win in highest market since 2010
Greece 2019: Toyota Yaris and Opel Corsa top market up 10.3% to highest in 9 years
Greece 2020: Toyota Yaris and Nissan Qashqai lead in market off -29% to lowest in 4 years